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Poll Results: Vote when your Achieva/Catleap monitor comes in.

 
  • 41% (232)
    Achieva QH270
  • 2% (12)
    Achieva QH270 (DOA / didn't recieve)
  • 8% (46)
    Achieva QH270 (Dead pixel(s) / flawed panel)
  • 40% (224)
    Catleap Q270
  • 1% (8)
    Catleap Q270 (DOA / didn't recieve)
  • 5% (33)
    Catleap Q270 (Dead pixel(s) / flawed panel)
555 Total Votes  
post #4711 of 4784
Hi Guys

I got my Crossover 30 inch 2560x1600 monitor from accessorieswhole seller on ebay. First of all that guy's fedex shipping is really fast. It just took me two days to receive my monitor from Korea to Canada. I had to pay $20 CAD as excise tax but it was good that seller had marked item for $200 value however i had paid $550 for this monitor.

I was afraid to get a dead pixel but it looks like I got lucky and I don't see any dead pixel anywhere. I did some color calibration on my video card and it looks good so far. My eyes are still getting used to this huge 30 inch monitor as I had 24 inch before (1920x1200). On sellers website he mentioned monitor might not work with ATI HD 5700 monitor. It worked in my case though without any issue. I am running this monitor at full resolution. I don't know how good it will perform in gaming but I don't game so it's not an issue to me.

Anyone who is sitting on the fence, I will say go ahead and get it as it is really good monitor for this price range. I tried to use HD 1080p tv as monitor but could not stand its awful resolution. For people who are worried about custom duty, I will say its more likely you have to pay custom but ask your seller to declare it low value so you have to pay less custom duty. Don't mark as free or gift as customs will definitely ding you with high value custom fee.

Enjoy.
post #4712 of 4784
I have had my Achieva Shimian QH270-Lite (purchased from Dream-Seller on eBay) for about 2 months now.

It functioned 100% perfectly for the first 45 days or so, but during the past few weeks its ability to recover from sleep mode has deteriorated. I now get a rapidly flashing pink light if I put the computer in sleep mode or if windows 8 power management puts the monitor into standby mode.

Basically any kind of standby mode makes the monitor fail to turn back on. At this point even if I turn off the entire computer and monitor and unplug the power from both and then plug it all back in, it still won't turn on. This is where it gets frustrating. I wouldn't be so annoyed if I could just turn it all off and back on again.

It used to happen only once in a couple days, now it happens every single time the monitor goes into power saving/sleep mode. I have learned that the flashing pink light means "your monitor is not coming on again".

I have somewhat avoided the problem by turning off power save features completely on my monitors in windows. (I don't want to do this because I want my other monitors to last). And then I have it use a blank screen for a screen saver. This keeps the monitor on. But if I have to turn off my computer this can cause it to not start up again.

I am wondering if anyone else has a knowledge of this behavior and what is the best workaround/fix for it. I realize that this monitor is not an A+ quality control model due to its price from Korea. I am otherwise very happy with its quality. But obviously not being able to turn it on is somewhat of a large problem lol :/

And for the mention, the display quality is perfect. No dead pixels. The picture itself is gorgeous-- when I can get it to turn on. tiredsmiley.gif

Right now after much unplugging and fiddling with windows display settings I can get it to turn back on. (Still figuring out what makes it work-- I'll post a detailed series of steps if I can figure it out). Sometimes it takes me 10 minutes to do it. I do not have it worked out to a science yet. So it's a bit of a chance game. And I'm worried if it will get worse and I'll never be able to turn it on at some point.


Please help if you have this happen to yours or you know what to do to fix/workaround it.


Second question. Could someone please define these flashing lights for me since the manual is in Korean only:
What does Blue Flashing LED light mean on the monitor?
What does Pink Flashing LED light mean on the monitor?
Solid Blue light = power is on.
(and any other color flashing definitions if you know them)

I've learned my monitor can only manage connect when it gets to the blue flashing light stage. I think I remember someone saying the flashing blue light means it can find a signal and it is trying to connect to the signal.
Edited by colinh - 2/2/13 at 6:57am
post #4713 of 4784
Well, i welcome myself to the club. On Wednesday jan.30th i recieved my new achieva shimian qh270-lite that i ordered from green-sum on ebay.

Beautiful, love it, had the timescapes 1440p video available to watch as well, friends and i are pretty impressed by the image quality.

My issue is as follows though. I ordered a "pixel perfect" version for $389, and low and behold, there is one single dead black pixel on the screen, bottom right about 3 inches up and 2 inches from the right, took me about 2 hours to notice it, but its there.

Black light bleeding, a small area upper right at the top about 1.5 inches wide and .5 inch deep, not too big of a deal, only noticeable on a blacked out screen, im not too concerned with it.

So what do you guys think i should do? How does this work? Is it likely that i will have to pay to return the monitor? Do i risk getting a worse monitor or worse back light bleeding or other issues? Greensum is the seller, whom i reserched before hand as being a fairly reliable and popular seller of these catleap/shimian/etc.

Its hard reading through all these pages and im noticing some are having to pay for return shipping, some dont, other problems as well. Thanks yall.
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crucial mx300 750gb nzxt kraken x62 Windows 10 acer predator x34 
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azio mgk1 rgb evga g2 850w nzxt s340 elite corsair m65 rgb 
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post #4714 of 4784
Quote:
Originally Posted by nikoli707 View Post

Well, i welcome myself to the club. On Wednesday jan.30th i recieved my new achieva shimian qh270-lite that i ordered from green-sum on ebay.

Beautiful, love it, had the timescapes 1440p video available to watch as well, friends and i are pretty impressed by the image quality.

My issue is as follows though. I ordered a "pixel perfect" version for $389, and low and behold, there is one single dead black pixel on the screen, bottom right about 3 inches up and 2 inches from the right, took me about 2 hours to notice it, but its there.

Black light bleeding, a small area upper right at the top about 1.5 inches wide and .5 inch deep, not too big of a deal, only noticeable on a blacked out screen, im not too concerned with it.

So what do you guys think i should do? How does this work? Is it likely that i will have to pay to return the monitor? Do i risk getting a worse monitor or worse back light bleeding or other issues? Greensum is the seller, whom i reserched before hand as being a fairly reliable and popular seller of these catleap/shimian/etc.

Its hard reading through all these pages and im noticing some are having to pay for return shipping, some dont, other problems as well. Thanks yall.

That dead pixel is, in general, not covered by pixel perfect guarantees - as far as I know. It is a dark pixel; everything I've seen regarding these guarantees (when stipulated) specifies bright pixel defects.

Pixel perfect is a stupid marketing trick IMO. I would not spend money on it given that it does NOT guarantee "perfect pixels".
post #4715 of 4784
Hi,
I've been contemplating getting one of these babies since last year (when they were still selling the matte version and I missed it frown.gif ) and I think I'm ready to take the leap, since prices aren't going anywhere (despite high DPI screens for smart phones and tablets).

Does anybody have any experience about how much the customs duty is (I'm in Germany)?

Thanks in advance!
post #4716 of 4784
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Originally Posted by Markstar View Post

Hi,
I've been contemplating getting one of these babies since last year (when they were still selling the matte version and I missed it frown.gif ) and I think I'm ready to take the leap, since prices aren't going anywhere (despite high DPI screens for smart phones and tablets).

Does anybody have any experience about how much the customs duty is (I'm in Germany)?

Thanks in advance!

The customs duty is insignificant.

Buy one of the Korean monitors. Much better image quality, resolution and color accuracy than other monitors at the same price.
post #4717 of 4784
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Originally Posted by gaucho30 View Post

I got my monitor (QH270) on monday but have not been able to get it to work. I have been combing threads to try and find people with similar problems but have had only minimal luck so I figured I would try and post. Basically when I plug in the monitor windows recognizes it and the blue light turns solid. The backlight comes on but nothing appears on the screen. I tried booting with the monitor on 1st and with the shimian as the only monitor connected. I have a EVGA 580 GTXTi which has two DVI-I outputs. I tried buying several new dual-link DVI cables however the ones I ordered from monoprice http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10209&cs_id=1020901&p_id=2686&seq=1&format=2 will not fit because the cable is too fat and runs into a protruding edge below the DVI input on the monitor. I bought a DL-DVI cable from frys and when I try using that the blue light blinks indicating it is not receiving any signal. I contacted the seller and he said make a video so he can review it. The only thing I have not tried is trying it on another computer because I do not have another computer that could run the monitor. I know I have read where some people have had to send their monitors back but that makes me nervous because it will be $100+ to send it back and how would I honestly know if they "test" my monitor and it "magically seems to work"? I guess I could try and discretely etch something into the monitor somewhere? Also the seller I bought from was dream-seller. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Update: So I sent the monitor back to dream-seller and they determined it was indeed faulty. I must admit the ordeal was less than ideal however I will also say that dream-seller was responsive in a timely fashion to all my messages and even issued my refund within 24 hours of requesting it. I ended up going with the auria from microcenter since I could pick it up locally and any problems could be dealt with much easier as opposed to shipping back to South Korea.
post #4718 of 4784
Are any of the reasonably priced 27 " 1440p korean IPS screens overclockable (70++ Hz)?

Which of the Korean screens is the best pick today? Don't need speakers or HDMI.

Thanks!
post #4719 of 4784
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Originally Posted by todda7 View Post

Are any of the reasonably priced 27 " 1440p korean IPS screens overclockable (70++ Hz)?
No.
post #4720 of 4784
What about Crossover 2730MD ?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CROSSOVER-NEW-2730MD-LED-27-2560x1440-HDMI-1-4-LG-S-IPS-Overclockable-Monitor-/111000619808?pt=UK_Computing_ComputerComponents_Monitors&hash=item19d8270b20

EDIT: Further research show that multi-input monitors cannot handle 60+ Hz without frame-skipping, so I guess the above question is irrelevant.
Edited by todda7 - 2/14/13 at 3:59am
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